I recently learned about an excellent website where you can find 10 academic word lists for high school student use. At this site, you will find the most frequently occurring word in the family along with the related word family variations for the word. For example, the word “authority” cites “authoritative” as well as “authorities” as related words to the main word. When students can link words by family, they have longer retention and have a better understanding of the words and their derivative uses. The list contains 570 word families. See the tab “How to Use this List” for some great tips to maximize retention and word learning.